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i7 920 overclocking vs. TURBO mode?

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by matt9b, 23 Apr 2010.

  1. matt9b

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    I have a i7 920 with ASUS P6T SE

    Which is faster.. Intel's Turbo mode or manual overclocking?
     
  2. reflux

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    Turbo mode on the 920 only clocks to 2.93ghz if I recall, so the answer depends on how high you manually clock it!
     
  3. matt9b

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    Cheers reflux! Manual overclocking it is then :) I'll prob try to push it to 4Ghz.

    What is the highest safe temp on the i7 920?
     
  4. reflux

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    4ghz should be pretty easy. Max safe temp under stress testing load I would say is about 80 c measured with real temp or core temp.
     
  5. setter

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    Yep, manual overclocking all the way, with turbo enabled (21x multi) its easier to get a clock stable as opposed to 20x on x58 boards, currently running 21x193 here on an asus p6t deluxe v2.